Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 55°18′04″N 4°37′05″W / 55.301°N 4.618°W / 55.301; -4.618

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock in Scotland for the 2005 general election.
Subdivisions of Scotland East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire
Current constituency
Created 2005
Member of parliament Sandra Osborne (Labour)
Created from Ayr, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Scottish Parliament South Scotland
European Parliament constituency Scotland

Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock is a county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 2005 general election from parts of the old Ayr and Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituencies.


Approximately two-thirds of the former Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley constituency was attached to a third of the marginal Ayr seat to form this new Westminster constituency. Ayr is a muddled mix of council estates and affluent middle-class areas. Added to the town is an expanse of left-wing former mining villages. The rural parts of Carrick and the coastal areas have supported Conservative candidates in local elections.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[1] Party
2005 Sandra Osborne Labour

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Richard Brodie
Conservative Lee Lyons
Labour Sandra Osborne
SNP Corri Wilson
General Election 2010: Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Osborne 21,632 47.1 +1.8
Conservative William Grant 11,721 25.5 +2.4
SNP Chic Brodie 8,276 18.0 +4.9
Liberal Democrat James Taylor 4,264 9.3 -4.8
Majority 9,911 21.6
Turnout 45,893 62.6 +0.7
Labour hold Swing -0.3

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Ayr, Carrick, and Cumnock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Osborne 20,433 45.4
Conservative Mark Jones 10,436 23.2
Liberal Democrat Colin Waugh 6,341 14.1
SNP Chic Brodie 5,932 13.2
Scottish Senior Citizens Donald Sharp 592 1.3
Scottish Socialist Murray Steele 554 1.2
Socialist Labour James McDaid 395 0.9
UKIP Bryan McCormack 365 0.8
Majority 9,997 22.2
Turnout 45,048
Labour hold Swing

Notional election results the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997 Notional Result: Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 29,398 59.8
Conservative 8,336 17.0
SNP 8,190 16.7
Liberal Democrat 2,613 5.3
Others 634 1.3
Majority 21,062 42.8
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1992 Notional Result: Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 25,182 59.1
Conservative 8,516 20.0
SNP 6,910 16.2
Liberal Democrat 2,005 4.7
Majority 16,666 39.1
Labour hold Swing